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February 2017
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Stile Transatlantico / Transatlantic Style: Author Presentation & Book Signing

February 20, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Presented by Modernism Week sponsor Alfa Romeo, noted Italian car expert, columnist and television host Donald Osborne will share highlights from his recently released book, Stile Transatlantico / Transatlantic Style: A Romance of Fins and Chrome. Donald's talk will bring to light the depth and range of the creative exchange in automotive design between Italy ... Read more...

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$15

Palm Springs – The Good Life Goes on with Nancy Baron

February 21, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
A+D Center – Study Center, 300 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Fine art documentary photographer Nancy Baron will share her spare, jewel-toned photographic impressions of her part-time residence from her second monograph, Palm Springs > The Good Life Goes On (Kehrer Verlag), in which she documents, with a positive bias, her ongoing and endless discoveries of her second home and its community of midcentury modern enthusiasts. ... Read more...

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$150

Behind the Gates in Indian Wells Tour and Reception

February 21, 2017 | 12:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Indian Wells Resort Hotel, 76661 Hwy 111
Indian Wells, CA 92210 United States

Architectural history and heritage beckon you to venture "behind the country club gates" to experience first-hand Indian Wells' most iconic country club (to be revealed at tour check-in). Indeed, its influential significance was instrumental to Indian Wells’ designation and incorporation as an independent city, now poised to celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2017. We start ... Read more...

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St. Theresa School Student Project – Modern Architecture Models and Art Exhibition

February 21, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
St. Theresa Catholic Church, 2800 East Ramon Road
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

An exhibition of student projects inspired by local and international architecture will be on display in the school’s art room. The 6th Grade class will exhibit models of significant Palm Springs architecture alongside modern artworks by the 7th Grade class deriving from iconic modern architecture in Palm Springs and throughout the world. During the exhibition, ... Read more...

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$10

Lost and Found: The Untold Story of Alexander Girard’s Detroit Architecture

February 21, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

While much has been written about Alexander Girard’s textile designs for Herman Miller, the story of his Detroit period, encompassing interior and industrial design, exhibition curation and residential architecture, has not been told. During his time in Detroit (1937-53), Girard collaborated with modernist innovators Charles Eames, George Nelson, Minoru Yamasaki and Eero Saarinen on a ... Read more...

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$85

Trina Turk + Mr. Turk Fashion Show at Modernism Week Show House

February 21, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Modernism Week Show House, 1640 Dunham Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

Experience the life behind the style and see how fashion, entertaining, architecture and interior design coalesce to create the unique culture that exists only in Palm Springs. In honor of Kelly Golightly's fashion roots, the runway and home worlds will collide at this very special and unprecedented event. After touring this year's Modernism Week Show ... Read more...

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$15

Photographer Dan Chavkin: Midcentury Parking Lots

February 22, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
A+D Center – Study Center, 300 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Midcentury Parking Lots is a photographic book based on a selection of parking lots throughout Palm Springs whose common attribution is that each one belongs to an iconic midcentury modern building. Initially inspired by artist Edward Ruscha’s seminal 1967 book Thirty-Four Parking Lots both in concept and typographic presentation, Dan Chavkin thoughtfully captures the architectural ... Read more...

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$15

Brooke Hodge – A MetaModern Mash up: Reconsidering Modernist Design

February 23, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
A+D Center – Study Center, 300 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Brooke Hodge, Palm Springs Art Museum’s Director of Architecture and Design, will look at artists who are appropriating modernist design icons to create entirely new and evocative pieces, altering the meaning and our perception of the original. This lecture is presented in connection with MetaModern, on exhibition at the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and ... Read more...

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St. Theresa School Student Project – Modern Architecture Models and Art Exhibition

February 23, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
St. Theresa Catholic Church, 2800 East Ramon Road
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

An exhibition of student projects inspired by local and international architecture will be on display in the school’s art room. The 6th Grade class will exhibit models of significant Palm Springs architecture alongside modern artworks by the 7th Grade class deriving from iconic modern architecture in Palm Springs and throughout the world. During the exhibition, ... Read more...

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$75

Home Tour: Palm Springs/Chicago Midcentury Modern Connection

4 Tour Times

The fantastic House of Tomorrow, designed for the 1933-34 Century of Progress World’s Fair in Chicago, needs to be restored and a Palm Springs Modernism tour of two classic midcentury residences with Chicago connections is just the perfect way to get involved! The first is a cool, 1960s custom home built as a vacation get-away ... Read more...

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Free

The West Elm House – Home Tour

14 Tour Times

February 24, 2017
The West Elm House, 634 South Bedford Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

The West Elm House is an idea house created to inspire and guide architecture and design enthusiasts when it comes to the art of modernizing a midcentury home for the way we live today. Be among the first to experience the “Midcentury to Next-Century Transformation” of this iconic 1950s home by Palmer & Krisel. West ... Read more...

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$10

The Creative Architect: Inside the Great Midcentury Personality Study

February 24, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

In the late 1950s, the Institute of Personality Assessment and Research (IPAR) at UC Berkeley invited forty of the most creative architects of the time to come to campus for a three-day assessment. Saarinen, Neutra, Kahn, Johnson, Nelson and many others accepted the invitation and submitted themselves to 22-hours of testing in a campus facility. ... Read more...

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$15

Michael Stern – Julius Shulman: Palm Springs with a splash of “Hollywood Modern”

February 24, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
A+D Center – Study Center, 300 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Curator and author Michael Stern discusses how a series of meetings with architect E. Stewart Williams led to the exhibition and Rizzoli publication Julius Shulman: Palm Springs. Learn about the behind-the-scenes thought process that led to each entity, the extensive and colorful relationship between Stern and Shulman, and how this led to Stern’s forthcoming publication ... Read more...

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Free

Slim Aarons: Women Book Signing by Author Laura Hawk

February 24, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Grace Home Furnishings to celebrate author Laura Hawk, author of the recently released book Slim Aarons: Women. Laura worked with Slim Aarons on the road and on magazine and book projects for two decades, and shares stories from this period with insights on the man behind the lens. Slim Aarons: Women explores the central ... Read more...

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$10

Midnight Modern: Photographer’s Presentation & Book Signing

February 24, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Midnight Modern brings into focus a view of Palm Springs and its internationally renowned modernist houses never before shown, shot entirely by the light of the full moon. Join photographer Tom Blachford in conversation with Brigitte Lehnert and André Boughtwood of Flow Modern as they discuss Tom’s work and retell the experience of crafting the ... Read more...

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Free

The West Elm House – Home Tour

14 Tour Times

February 25, 2017
The West Elm House, 634 South Bedford Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

The West Elm House is an idea house created to inspire and guide architecture and design enthusiasts when it comes to the art of modernizing a midcentury home for the way we live today. Be among the first to experience the “Midcentury to Next-Century Transformation” of this iconic 1950s home by Palmer & Krisel. West ... Read more...

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$30

History of Rum 101: An Educational and Tasting Experience

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February 25, 2017
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Discover the beauty of rum and learn about its origins and the global spread of sugarcane in this interactive tasting program, presented by Ashley Marsh, Sailor Jerry Rum National Ambassador & Ashela Richardson, Flor de Cana National Ambassador. These experts will take you through a journey packed with history, and tradition, while experiencing rums from ... Read more...

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Free

Architectural Bike Tour by Hot Purple Energy

February 25, 2017 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
South Palm Springs Ride, 350 William Krisel Way
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

Hot Purple Energy is excited to host its sixth annual Architectural Bike Tour during Modernism Week Bike. This year we are celebrating famed local architect William Krisel by starting the tour on the newly-minted William Krisel Way, adjacent to the Ocotillo Lodge and then head south through the neighborhoods of Twin Palms, Indian Canyons, Kings ... Read more...

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$10

SHAG’s Modern Exuberance: Artist Presentation & Book Signing

February 25, 2017 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Good modern design was originally minimal, functional and humble. At some point, that wasn’t enough – modern design became dramatic, ostentatious and cinematic. That’s the kind of design that inspires the artist SHAG, and he will talk about the transition of minimalism to maximalism and how it influenced his paintings and prints. As the ‘50s ... Read more...

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Free

SHAG: The Collected Works – Book Signing

February 25, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Visit the Dunn-Edwards Paint booth at CAMP for a chance to meet Josh Agle, aka SHAG the artist, snap up a copy of his new book "SHAG: The Collected Works" and have it personally signed. The event follows a presentation by Josh in the Theater at CAMP (see event "Shag’s Modern Exuberance"), when he will ... Read more...

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Free

Extended Modern Comfort Symposium

February 25, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ace Hotel & Swim Club, 701 E Palm Canon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

Extended Modern Comfort is a collaboration between Studio VV6 in New York and Ace Hotel & Swim Club. As part of this 6–part series, a group of designers, researchers and curators embarked on an investigative design writing effort. The topics range from architectural signage, found lettering, periodical publishing and communication for interior design & the ... Read more...

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The West Elm House – Home Tour

14 Tour Times

February 26, 2017
The West Elm House, 634 South Bedford Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

The West Elm House is an idea house created to inspire and guide architecture and design enthusiasts when it comes to the art of modernizing a midcentury home for the way we live today. Be among the first to experience the “Midcentury to Next-Century Transformation” of this iconic 1950s home by Palmer & Krisel. West ... Read more...

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Free

Screening of The Italian Job (1969), Presented by Alfa Romeo

February 26, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join Modernism Week sponsor Alfa Romeo for a free screening of the quintessentially stylish film of the 1960s, The Italian Job. This classic caper, remastered in high definition, is a flashy, fast romp that chases a team of career criminals throughout one of the biggest international gold heists in history. Michael Caine is Charlie Croker, ... Read more...

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$10

Making Midcentury Modern, Author Presentation & Book Signing by Christopher Kennedy

February 26, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

100 tips for mastering midcentury design in your home... Midcentury design has maintained its hold on the American consciousness: from television, to commercials, to the fashion runway. Not all of us can live in a pedigreed, midcentury home, but fear not! The principles of midcentury design can be applied to the most unassuming spaces. Join ... Read more...

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